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    Is there a "best" rim tape for tubeless?

    I have been spoiled by Mavic UST for some 6 yrs now. The 819 I have is finally going.

    I'm replacing it with a WTB I23. So, I need rim tape.

    I know WTB has theirs, which looks to be made by Stan's. It's probably the same stuff, just rebranded.

    Is there anything that is better? Or does it not really matter?
    (I know i need 28 mm according to WTB)
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    Been impressed by this stuff.
    Seems to be the same as Stan's, only blue. Took me a while to find it cheap... someone on mtbr hooked it up.
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    I just used Stans tape for my i23s. 25mm too. It is working brilliantly, and was a hell of a lot easier to tape up and mount a tire too!

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    Quote Originally Posted by meltingfeather View Post
    Been impressed by this stuff.
    Seems to be the same as Stan's, only blue. Took me a while to find it cheap... someone on mtbr hooked it up.
    That's a hell of a lot cheaper than Stans of WTB for sure. As I research this, it appears anything that can get a good seal on anodized Al and does not stretch, will work. (as long as it's wide enough)
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    Quote Originally Posted by meltingfeather View Post
    Been impressed by this stuff.
    Seems to be the same as Stan's, only blue. Took me a while to find it cheap... someone on mtbr hooked it up.
    That would be the "Specialized" tape...

    Gorilla tape is the most fool proof since it doesn't require much for rim prep. But the 3M 8898 works great too as long as you prep the rim well by cleaning the surface thoroughly with rubbing alchohol first.

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    Is there a "best" rim tape for tubeless?

    Quote Originally Posted by Bike Whisperer View Post
    That would be the "Specialized" tape...

    Gorilla tape is the most fool proof since it doesn't require much for rim prep. But the 3M 8898 works great too as long as you prep the rim well by cleaning the surface thoroughly with rubbing alchohol first.
    I used it on some pretty heinous looking carbon (nancy wides) and it seems to work fine.
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    Quote Originally Posted by meltingfeather View Post
    I used it on some pretty heinous looking carbon (nancy wides) and it seems to work fine.
    I had issues with the painted Stans rims...needed to sand the rim bed and clean with rubbing alcohol. Maybe the surface was too smooth and slick.

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    A friend turned me onto a few rolls of this stuff, and it blows stans tape into the weeds. It is so thin, you can see through it, but it is strong enough to be stretched like stans. Since it is only 1/2" wide, I put three or four wraps around to cover everything. It resists sealant better than anything I have seen and works with tubes as well as tubeless.

    With the rolls I have, it will take some time before I need more, but when that time comes, I don't know who will sell single rolls. But, I will surely find out since this stuff works so well.

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    Gorilla Tape. It has worked very well for me on a few sets on i23s.

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